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Florida boy, 7, on bicycle killed in hit-and-run crash

Posted at 11:16 AM, Nov 16, 2019

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida say a 7-year-old boy was struck and killed riding his bicycle by a hit-and-run teenage driver who was later arrested.

The Ocala Star Banner reports Bryce Benson was riding his bicycle in the Florida Highlands, near Ocala when a 17-year-old driver struck him.

Florida Highway Patrol troopers say the car was traveling east on a road while Bryce was riding west, when they collided Friday. The teen did not stop afterward, went home and called his grandfather, who called 911.

Firefighters found the boy lying on the roadway. He was taken to a hospital where he died.

The teenager was arrested and appeared Saturday before a judge, who ordered him to be held in juvenile detention.


Information from: Ocala (Fla.) Star-Banner,